Worg, Winter Wolf

This bear-sized wolf has white fur and a rime of frost around its muzzle. Its eyes are pale blue, almost white in color.

Winter Wolf CR 5

XP 1,600

NE Large magical beast (cold)

Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +11

Defense

AC 17, touch 10, flat-footed 16 (+1 Dex, +7 natural, –1 size)

hp 57 (6d10+24)

Fort +9, Ref +6, Will +3

Immune cold

Weaknesses vulnerability to fire

Offense

Speed 50 ft.

Melee bite +10 (1d8+7 plus 1d6 cold and trip)

Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

Special Attacks breath weapon (every 1d4 rounds, 15-ft. cone, 6d6 cold damage, Reflex half DC 17)

Statistics

Str 20, Dex 13, Con 18, Int 9, Wis 13, Cha 10

Base Atk +6; CMB +12; CMD 23 (27 vs. trip)

Feats Improved Initiative, Run, Skill Focus (Perception)

Skills Perception +11, Stealth +4 (+10 in snow), Survival +5; Racial Modifiers +2 Perception, +2 Stealth (+8 in snow), +2 Survival

Languages Common, Giant

Ecology

Environment cold forests and plains

Organization solitary, pair, or pack (6–11)

Treasure standard

Winter wolves are larger, smarter, more ferocious variants of worgs with white fur and a deadly breath weapon.

A typical winter wolf is 8 feet long, stands 4-1/2 feet tall at the shoulder, and weighs about 450 pounds. Winter wolves will often ally themselves with frost giants, hill giants, and other large humanoids, serving entire tribes of giants as both scouts and guards.